Technical Details on Ransom.Cerber!g1
- Discovered on: 3 March 2016
- Updated on: 24 August 2015, 10:52:29 PM
- Type: Trojan
- Risk Impact: High
- Infection Length: 176,128 bytes
- System Affected: Windows operating system
Get More Knowledge on Ransom.Cerber!g1
Ransom.Cerber!g1 is a ransomware-type Trojan virus which infiltrates the computer and encrypts various file types and adds .Cerber extension to each encrypted file. After encrypting users files, it demands a ransom payment in order to decrypt those files and changes the desktop wallpaper. Although, it is stated in the ransom note that the payment of ransom fee must fall within the given time frame which is seven days, otherwise the demanded ransom amount will double. During encryption, Ransom.Cerber!g1 creates three different files i.e. “DECRYPT MY FILES.vbs”, “DECRYPT MY FILES.txt” and “DECRYPT MY FILES.html” which containing the step-by-step payment instructions in each folder that containing the encrypted files.
The ransom message within these files states that the computer users can only decrypt their system files by using a decryptor developed by the con artists. The “DECRYPT MY FILES.vbs” file contains VBScript which when executed, plays an message through the system speakers. In order to download the decryptor, payment of ransom money which is around 1.24 Bitcoin equivalent to $757.57 is required. If the ransom money is not paid within the given time frame which is seven days, it doubles to 2.48 Bitcoins.
Also, it is stated that the PC users can only pay ransom amount by using Tor browser and by following the instructions within the indicated site. However, never pay ransom money to the hackers and try to restore your files and data from a backup. As with other crypto ransomware virus, Ransom.Cerber!g1 shares many similarities with other nasty malware such as CTB-Locker, Locky, TeslaCrypt, CryptoLocker and CryptoWall. All these threats have identical behavior, they encrypt the files and encourage system users to pay ransom fee to decrypt them. The only difference between these infections is the encryption algorithm used to encrypt the computer files and the size of ransom.
Do I Need To Pay Ransom Money?
Moreover, paying ransom money is equivalent to sending your money to the con artists and you merely support their evil businesses. Thus, never pay ransom fee and don't attempt to contact these hackers. The threat such as Ransom.Cerber!g1 is mostly proliferated through malicious e-mail attachments, fake software updates, peer-to-peer (P2P) networks and harmful links or ads. Be cautious while opening attachments from unrecognized mails and ensure that your chosen files are downloaded from the trusted sources. Also, keep all installed programs up-to-date and use a reliable and legitimate anti-virus or anti-spyware suite to delete Ransom.Cerber!g1 virus completely from your system.
How to Uninstall Ransom.Cerber!g1 from Control Panel from Windows 10
- Click and Open Start Menu option
- Settings option is to be selected on the menu to show all the contents
- Click on System option
- On the system Menu, Click on Apps and features option
- Now Click on Ransom.Cerber!g1 to remove it from PC.
How to Eliminate Ransom.Cerber!g1 from Windows 8/8.1
Step 1: Press repeatedly F8 to boot PC in Safe Mode. Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”.
Step 2: Press ALT+Ctrl+Del to open Windows Task Manager. After that, search all the Ransom.Cerber!g1 related processes and then click to “End Task”
Step 3: Type “regedit” in Run dialog box and open Windows Registry Editor. Search and delete all the corrupt registries added by Ransom.Cerber!g1 infection.
Step 4: Go to Start and then click to open Control Panel.
After that, click Add/Remove Program
Uninstall Ransom.Cerber!g1 associated programs from Windows 8/8.1
Uninstall Ransom.Cerber!g1 From Window 7/vista
Tap on F8 Key to Enter Safe Mode
Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”
First of all close all running programs and open Task manager by pressing ALT + CTRL + DEL keys on your keyboard simultaneously.
Now Click on Processes menu and select all the processes associated with Ransom.Cerber!g1 one by one then click on End Task.
Now go to the desktop, click on Start Menu on the left lower corner. Move to Control panel and use left mouse click over it.
The Control panel window will open, if are getting the view by Category find and click “Uninstall a program” below “Programs” group.
Now select Ransom.Cerber!g1 within programs list and click on Uninstall.
Steps to Eliminate Ransom.Cerber!g1 from Windows XP
Step 1: Restart PC in Safe Mode by continuously pressing F8 button. After that, select “Safe Mode with Networking”.
Step 2: Open Windows Task Manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del together. After that, find and select all the Ransom.Cerber!g1 associated processes and then click to “End Task” button.
Step 3: Open Run dialog box and then enter “regedit.exe” to open Windows Registry. Search and then delete all the corrupt and infectious registries added by Ransom.Cerber!g1.
Step 4: Click Start button and then go to Control Panel, click to open Windows Add/Remove Program. Search all the Ransom.Cerber!g1 related programs and then uninstall it from Windows XP.
How to Uninstall Ransom.Cerber!g1 From Your Infected Browser
A. Guidelines to Remove Ransom.Cerber!g1 From Microsoft Edge Browser
How to Reset Default Search Engine to Uninstall Ransom.Cerber!g1
Select Settings after selecting More (…) on the address bar
Click and select on View advanced settings option
In order to input the search engine, Click on <Add new> under option”Search in the address bar with”
Select Search engine and adds as default by clicking on Add as default option.
How to Reset Default Homepage on Microsoft Edge to Uninstall Ransom.Cerber!g1
- Select More (…) option on the address bar followed by settings
- Select specific page or pages under Open with option
- After selecting the Custom option, enter the URL of the homepage you wish to set as
B. How to Delete Ransom.Cerber!g1 from Google Chrome
Click to Open Google Chrome and then click on menu icon which is on the top right corner and then select Tools → Extensions
Select all the malicious extensions including Ransom.Cerber!g1 and then select trash icon
Again click on menu icon and select Settings and then click to Manage Search Engines under the Search section
In Search Engines, remove all the infectious search sites and set Google Chrome as Default Browser
C. How to Uninstall Ransom.Cerber!g1 From Mozilla Firefox
Launch Mozilla Firefox and find and click “Firefox” button on the top left corner on the screen.
A drop down box will appear, navigate to Add-ons option and click on it.
In the next window select and click on “Extensions” in left pane.
Find Ransom.Cerber!g1 add-on and click on the center area to see the border exactly and click on Disable button.
Wait a moment and let the add-on get disabled.
Now click the “Remove” button, later on uninstall the add-on Mozilla will ask you to restart the browser.
D. How to Remove Ransom.Cerber!g1 From Internet Explorer
First of all Launch Internet explorer by clicking the Task-bar Icon on desktop.
Now Click on Tool Menu on web browser interface.
Select and click on Manage add-ons in the drop down box.
A View and manage your Internet Explorer Add-ons window will open, now click on “Toolbar and Extensions” option in left pane.
A list of all installed ad-ons will appear, select Ransom.Cerber!g1 and click on “Disable” button and Reset IE